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Ketanji Brown Jackson District Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ ALM)

The U.S. Justice Department is advancing “bad faith” arguments to limit the scope of injunctions issued against government agencies, a Washington federal trial judge said in blocking new Trump administration rules that would have let authorities more broadly speed up the deportation of immigrants.

District Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s decision late Friday, the latest rebuke of the Trump administration’s anti-immigration maneuvering, came with a broad discussion of the merits of nationwide injunctions, which the Justice Department has criticized in court, public appearances and opinion articles. Jackson’s ruling in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia forcefully pushed back against the Trump administration’s crusade to end nationwide injunctions.

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Mike Scarcella

Mike Scarcella is a senior editor in Washington on ALM Media's regulatory desk. Contact him at [email protected]. On Twitter: @MikeScarcella. Mike works on a slate of newsletters: Supreme Court Brief | Higher Law | Compliance Hot Spots | Labor of Law.

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